Sweetspots: Rivals may not be able to hold hat-trick-seeking Fort
Charlie Appleby has a cracking record with three-year-old debutants at Lingfield (8-16, 50 per cent strike-rate). African Jazz, a half-brother to Group 2 winner Usherette, goes in the 4.20 for the trainer. He will be bidding to follow in his half-sister’s footsteps by winning on debut.
Peter Bowen’s overall strike-rate improves from 14 per cent to 23 per cent when he sends his runners 281 miles or further. Lord Napier, who goes in the 4.00 at Sedgefield, is the trainer’s only runner at the track.
Trainer Noel Williams has won with three of his nine runners at Newbury. His hat-trick-seeking Kincora Fort steps up in class in the 2.30. He has gone up 14lb since going chasing and still looks to have more in hand.